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Alhuda Academy Earns Coveted NEASC Accreditation
Alhuda Academy, an Islamic elementary and middle school serving central Massachusetts, has been granted accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
By: Dr. Khaled Abdelkader
At only nine years since its inception, Alhuda Academy was recommended for accreditation at a recent meeting of NEASC’s Commission on Independent Schools. “Achieving NEASC accreditation demonstrates Alhuda Academy’s commitment to living up to our mission by providing our students high-quality secular and Islamic education,” said Dr. Khaled Abdelkader, Chairman of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Academy.
“This is a major accomplishment for our school and our community,” said Dr. Abdelkader, “and we thank Allah first and foremost. We could not have achieved this goal without the tremendous sacrifices of the entire Alhuda community—parents, volunteers, staff, fellow board members, students, Imam Abdulkarim of the Worcester Islamic Center, not to mention the leadership and dedication of Principal Mrs. Amina El-Alami, and the determination and high standards of our advisor Dr. Mohamed Aldelrhman, Chairman of the Muslim American Society’s Council of Islamic Schools.”
What can take schools as much as five years to achieve was accomplished by Alhuda Academy in two years. Dr. Hussien Farrag, Vice Chairman of the BOD, stated that “the accreditation gives Alhuda Academy an important acknowledgement of excellence and the momentum for continued success.”
School website: www.AhudaAcademy.org
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Established in 2001, Alhuda Academy has become one of the leading full-time Islamic schools in New England, serving approximately 100 students every year. Its curriculum meets all Massachusetts State guidelines. The Academy boasts a rigorous academic curriculum that places equal emphasis on both secular and Islamic studies. In addition to strong academic and moral teaching, the school offers students several extra-curricular programs to enrich their experience. Among these are the annual geography and spelling bees, debate competition, Quran competition, essay contest, reading drive, religion fair, science fair, athletics activities, and robotics club. Alhuda Academy benefits from state of the art facilities as well as the amenities of the Worcester Islamic Center, which include a prayer hall, social hall, full service cafeteria and gymnasium.
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